Emancipated by M. G. Reyes
I've said it once, I'll say it again I do not like books with many different points of views. I don't relate to the characters as much when there are 5 people's povs all over the place. However, I admit that having this technique worked for this book. It allowed for it to become more mysterious and interesting. On the other hand, I still don't like when authors do this.
Emancipated is the story about 6 teenagers who all emancipated from their parents and became roommates in a beautiful house in Venice Beach. The problem is that all of them have secrets. I didn't love this book. I find it very hard to believe and extremely dramatic.
I liked some of the characters, but many were frustrating for me. I hated Candace I thought she was a rich girl with no problems and no feelings. I didn't adore Lucy, I think she was a player and although she was one of the girls I did like I didn't like how the story of Paolo and her went. I did like Paolo, I thought he was cute and even though he was a manwhore he was kind of the only sincere person of the group. Maya is a Mexican who was emancipated due to her father having problems with the green card, however she is actually spying on everybody. Grace is a jealous girl who hates Lucy, loves Paolo and visits guys in death row John Michael is the gay boy of the club. His dad killed himself and the police are after him because they think he was involver with his death.
Now, the story is not bad. However, I will not be reading the sequel. It has a very slow beginning, a bad ending, and a good middle. I didn't like the pace of the story and most chapters are fillers rather than anything good actually happening. There is too much drugs and parties, I just didn't like the way it was written. I actually was bored many times, but it is intriguing especially towards the end. The mystery is somewhat obvious but still interesting.
-- 2.5 stars--